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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Back to the beach
Inkwell Yoga won a reprieve at an Oak Bluffs parks commission meeting on Monday. After ousting the yoga group from the beach on July 21, the commissioners had a change of heart (maybe it was the hundreds of people calling them out) and told the yoga group that a permit was no longer necessary. Instead, they asked the group to vow not to charge for participation. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the update.
Can you feel the love tonight?
Well, let’s just say on a September night in 2019, there wasn’t a lot of love in the air at Sharky’s in Edgartown when someone made a flippant comment about a little girl looking like Elton John’s child. Wareham Police officer Ryan Turner acknowledged in court he punched a man as a result of the comment. On Monday, Turner admitted sufficient facts and the charges were continued without a finding. Turner is on unpaid leave in Wareham and will have to attend anger management classes as part of his probation. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

All in agreement
Anyone else wondering how much a new regional high school might cost given the dramatic rise in costs in Tisbury? On Monday, regional school committee members continued their march toward finding out by authorizing the superintendent and the school’s attorney to deliver an updated regional agreement to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for review. It’s all part of the process on determining if the state will begin the feasibility study process toward providing some funding toward that high school project. Reporter Lucas Thors has this story.
The Aquinnah select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Your knowledge and ability to teach have played a vital role in the training of a countless number of officers who have worked for the town during your tenure. You are irreplaceable in this department. Even though we will not be seeing you in the station day, you will always be a part of the West Tisbury Police Department family."
—Part of the final dispatch for retiring West Tisbury Police Lt. Jeffrey "Skipper" Manter

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Feiner commented on a cycling accident on the Island. "MV never planned for the volume of cars, trucks, landscapers construction and maintenance people it has now. The swelling of people on the Vineyard will not stop. Biking on roads here in the summer scares me. Many times cars are inches away from my elbow and I can only think about how I’ll go off the road and what’s going to break my fall as I hug the white line."

Hot Topic Letter
Bob Rosenbaum wrote in reaction to the Steamship Authority board giving general manager Robert Davis a glowing review and a raise. "The SSA of which Davis is the general manager must have boats that are well maintained and rarely break. When they do malfunction, they have a backup boat ready to go into service. This ferry service must have a reservation system that mere mortals can use and has an app for easy access from a smartphone. The management must invest in boats and not buildings."
Today: My friends at the American Legion who bring us bingo every week are happy to invite us all to pick up some Lobster Rolls and Clam Chowder. Support Island veterans and grab a delicious dinner while you’re at it. 4:30 to 7 pm. –Connie Berry

If you want to feel some love, join Rick Bausman and the Jabberwocky gang for the 36th Annual Drumming on the Beach event. You can’t go to this and not smile. It’s impossible. State Beach. 6 to 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Wondering where and how sea level rise will impact the Island? The Center for Coastal Studies presents an update on the Storm Tide Pathways Project at the Sailing Camp Park. Free. 4 to 6 pm. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what’s playing at Island theaters here.

A hose by any other name
"Suncast Hose Mobile with 75 foot hose. Almost new. $50. 774-836-4874."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Dunes Welcome to The Dunes, Martha’s Vineyard’s Only Restaurant at South Beach! Enjoy casual, relaxed dining, refreshing sea breezes, and a fabulous ocean view. Visit us via our spectacular water taxi cruise from Edgartown. Serving breakfast and dinner from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
We’ve noticed a couple of sales on scallops lately, so we thought we’d share this homey story by Jamie Kageliery with a couple of ways to cook them — the simpler, the better. And you can apply these techniques to either bay or sea scallops.

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(Un)natural history
This Was Then columnist Chris Baer really knows how to inundate us with fascinating Martha’s Vineyard history — like the time in 1806 when Edgartown saw 30 inches of rain in a single day, or when a Category 4 hurricane struck the Vineyard in 1815 while a simultaneous volcano eruption in Indonesia flooded the sky with ash and caused three inches of snow to fall in Massachusetts that June. The Island has seen some interesting and terrifying natural events, and Baer’s latest column illustrates them in vibrant and entertaining detail.

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